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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, Oct. 15

Catch a showing of the ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,’ the Jokes on You Comedy Tour continues and celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Alien.’
From left: Jason Mewes as Jay and Kevin Smith as Silent Bob in "Clerks II." [The Weinstein Company]
Published Oct. 14
Updated Oct. 14

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot: Watch the slacker duo, first introduced in Clerks, embark on another cross-country mission after they discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them. Gibsonton’s Riverview 14, Tampa’s Citrus Park 20, Pinellas Park’s Park Place Stadium 16 and Oldsmar’s Woodlands Square 20 screen the film, too. $15 (price may vary by theater). 7 p.m. 2496 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon. (813) 685-3396.

The Jokes on You Comedy Tour: Jimmy “JJ” Walker, who shot into stardom as the wisecracking J.J. Evans on Norman Lear’s Good Times, headlines alongside veteran comics Bob Nelson and Artie Fletcher. $24. 7 p.m. McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, 3333 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (941) 925-3869.

Alien: Observe the 40th anniversary of the original sci-fi classic starring Sigourney Weaver. Also showing at Seminole’s Studio Movie Grill, Tampa’s Citrus Park 20, Pinellas Park’s Park Place Stadium 16, Oldsmar’s Woodlands Square 20 and Brandon’s Regency 20. $13.40 (price may vary by theater). 7 p.m. Studio Movie Grill 14, 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa. (813) 241-3800.

Scream-A-Geddon: This spooky, monster-filled celebration features multiple scare zones, among them Bozo’s Beer Garden, Rage 3D, Demons Revenge, Blackpool Prison, Deadwoods and Infected: Ground Zero. Runs through Nov. 2. $21.95 and up. 7:30 p.m. 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. (813) 452-5412.

Spymonkey’s Hysteria: Expect absurdity and physical comedy from this farce by the international troupe. Runs through Nov. 3. $45 and up. 7:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Beach Drive Dine and Wine Tour: Let your taste buds guide you on this culinary exploration where craft cocktails and wine meet food. The Birchwood, Locale Market, FarmTable Cucina, Flute and Dram and Cassis are the participating stops. $75. 5:30 p.m. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. (813) 310-4401.

Gulfport Fresh Market: A year-round community market that spotlights local vendors with items like fresh produce, cheese, flowers, garden goods and artwork. Hosted every Tuesday. 9 a.m. 3101 Beach Blvd., Gulfport.


SERIES PREMIERE Treadstone, 10 p.m., USA: A new, action-packed international thriller inspired by the novels of Robert Ludlum. It follows the sleeper agents of a CIA black-ops organization who are “awakened” under Treadstone’s control and sent to perform dangerous missions.

SERIES PREMIERE Battle of the Fittest Couples, 11 p.m., Paramount Network: You might find yourself sweating and breathing hard just watching. It’s a new unscripted series that takes totally ripped partners and puts them through an ultra-intense competition that not only tests their physical and mental toughness, but how they work together as a team.


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  1. USF student Gabriela Young is the owner of Earth and Ivory, an online jewelry business with items made out of clay.  [Special to the Times | Sarah Foster] SARAH FOSTER  |  Special to the Times | @sarahtheartiste
    Gabriela Young went from selling bracelets to friends to making clay wares for customers with her business, Earth and Ivory.
  2. Third Eye Blind will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Courtesy of Danny Nolan
    Jannus Live welcomes a performance by Third Eye Blind, watch ‘Signature Move’ in Gulfport and the Gallery at Creative Pinellas brings the Arts Annual.
  3. Kevin Smith, left, and Jason Mewes pose during an interview on Sept. 25 in Los Angeles to promote "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." WILLY SANJUAN  |  Invision/AP
    A daylong music festival aims to preserve a Tampa landmark, Jay and Silent Bob visit Tampa Theatre and Christmas Town at Busch Gardens opens.
  4. Theo Tamborlane's oil on canvas, "City Scape XII," is one piece of art that will be shown during the Studio Waltz in Dunedin and Palm Harbor on Nov. 16. Theo Tamborlane
    Tour some art studios, gaze at the stars or cuddle puppies while you get a firefighter’s autograph.
  5. Pieces of jewelry by Cindi Samaha, who will be a featured artist at the Tampa Museum of Art's Holiday Shopping Event. Courtesy of Cindi Samaha
    Plus, the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival, Tampa Bay Holiday Market and Booze and Boutiques shop hop.
  6. Julie Andrews will appear in conversation at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday. Courtesy of Andrew Eccles
    Julie Andrews pays a visit to Ruth Eckerd Hall, a St. Petersburg pool hosts aqua yoga and Sustainable Buzz takes over the Tampa Riverwalk.
  7. On Tuesday, the Straz Center will host the Super Scientific Circus. Times
    The Super Scientific Circus visits the Straz, plus Titus Andronicus perform at Crowbar and Vintage Trouble at Ruth Eckerd.
  8. There will be numerous salutes to the military today and Monday for Veterans Day.
    Veterans Day, Julie Andrews talks about her practically perfect career and country stars line up for Q-105′s Guitar Pull.
  9. Two Disney employees and a former middle school assistant principal are among the 17 accused of possessing and sharing child porn. JOHN RAOUX  |  AP
    Polk County Sheriff’s Office charged more than 600 felony counts of child pornography possession to the 17.
  10. Eric Andre arrives at the world premiere of "The Lion King" in July at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. JORDAN STRAUSS  |  Invision/AP
    Eric Andre appears at Tampa Theatre, plus the Veterans Day Fall Fly in Treasure Island and AJR plays the Yuengling Center.